Friday, April 6, 2012

Lemon Cookies (from a Cake Mix!)

Springtime is slowing making an appearance here in Northern Idaho.  Last year, I had an abundance of spring flowers blooming at Easter, but this year, only 2 brave little blooms have dared to open. 
To get me in the springtime spirit, I decided to make these tasty and pretty cookies.

1 Box Lemon Cake mix
1 large Egg
1 stick of butter or margarine, softened
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Lightly spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray (TIP: line it with parchment paper, too).

1. Mix cake mix, egg & butter, just until moistened.
2. Add lemon juice, one tablespoon at a time (I needed only 1 tablespoon). It needs to be moist, but firm.
3. Spoon by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet (I used a scoop). Do not flatten!
4. Bake for 7-10 not brown.

Cool in pan for 2-3 minutes before placing cookies on a cooling rack.  

When they first come out of the oven, they look puffy, and as they cool, they will flatten out. Don't be alarmed, they are SO delicious and are perfect with a hot cup of tea.  

If you like, you can add a simple glaze on top:
1 cup powdered sugar + 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, mix. Drizzle a tiny bit of glaze onto each cookie.  
Tasting these cookies just about makes up for the lack of blooms in my garden!

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